The School of Life Sciences mission is to deliver excellence in research and teaching by maintaining a vigorous, forward looking and internationally competitive community of scholars.
The remarkable advances, particularly in genomics and cell and molecular biology and the parallel developments in computing and electronics will make this the century of biology and informatics. Our College is playing a leading role in stimulating collaborative research to address the scientific challenges of this post-genomic and informatics age, with other science and computing departments within the University of Glasgow and through our external research links in the UK and beyond.
The diversity of our College's research activity enables us to offer a wide range of undergraduate courses. Our students are able to choose from 20 separate honours degree courses including the MSci degree in which students spend a year doing research in industry or at some other organization in the UK or abroad. The 2011 National Student Survey returned a result of Glasgow University achieving an overall satisfaction rating of 90%, which maintains the high score of the 2010 Survey. The last Enhancement-Led Institutional Review found that 'broad confidence' could be placed in the soundness of the University's procedures, likely future management of the quality of its programmes, as well as the academic standards of our awards. 'Broad confidence' is the best possible judgement available to the Review Team.
The School of Life Sciences is responsible for all aspects of undergraduate biology teaching; the School Office provides a central enquiry point for students and staff and is located in the Bower Building.
We offer an unrivalled range of specialisations in biological sciences to suit all interests, but broadly we offer courses in:
- The biology of organisms — plants, or animals, or micro-organisms
- The molecular basis of life
- Human biology — anatomy, physiology, sports science
- Biomedical science — the biological basis of disease and its treatment: immunology, infection biology, pharmacology